MARK MASTERS, conductor, American Jazz Institute Band
JOE LABARBERA, drums
GREG RILEY, bassoon
JACK MONTROSE, bass clarinet
LES LOVITT, trumpet
DAVE WOODLEY, trombone
STEPHANIE MIJANOVICH, french horn
BILL ROPER, tuba
MILCHO LEVIEV, piano
LOUIS SPEARS, bass
He has recorded with Louis Armstrong, Elvin Jones, Woody Shaw and many others. He has taught music at Rutgers University, Livingston College, and various high schools, and has released numerous albums with his quintet.
Harper's music is harmonious but unrestricted. He plays traditional jazz but utilizes the full range of the saxophone. He writes Coltranesque compositions and performs with a strong Texas sound. Please join us as this master teacher, composer, and saxophonist pays tribute to the great John Coltrane. Billy Harper will be performing with a 10-piece band under the direction of Mark Masters. This concert is cosponsored by the American Jazz Institute.